William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: Music

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – The Black Mahler Best known for his youthful masterpiece Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, Coleridge-Taylor was considered by Elgar to be the most gifted composer of his generation.  He was the composing son of a West African father and English mother. His “Hiawatha” trilogy became one of the most popular choral works in England.… Read more »

Caprice

Caprice for Violin and Piano in G This was written in 1984 when I was a teacher at a small Prep School in Kent for the violin teacher, Alison Reynolds.  The obvious influence is Handel with a few modern twists.  Although it is in one continuous movement it is in three sections marked Adagio, Vivace… Read more »

Frederic Chopin

Chopin and Liszt Two of the greatest ever piano composers were also great friends and had a huge influence on their contemporaries and later composers. Two of the greatest pianists of the C19th and the first great composers to emerge from their respective countries; Poland and Hungary. Their music is so familiar today it is… Read more »

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